Hillary Simiyu, brought into the Nzoia Sugar team from tier three side Bungoma Superstars might just be the one single-handedly keeping the team away from the relegation zone. He thinks the work is not finished yet.
Currently on 8 goals from just the second half of the season, the lad has handed Ibrahim Shikanda’s side important wins that ensue they stay astride of the struggling lot at the bottom of the FKF Premier League. His latest conquest are the 4-1 rout of Bandari at the ASK Nakuru show ground and Sunday’s 2-1 win over a once title-chasing Wazito.
The forward still wants more, both for his team and personal satisfaction.
”I’m happy with my form right now because the goals help us win, and by winning we stay away from the relegation zone. At some point in the league we really struggled so it was important to fight harder. We can all see the results now,” says Simiyu who struck on three minutes when Wazito came calling.
The win put a 5-point difference between the sugar millers and 15th placed Mathare United (who lead the relegation-threatened lot). One more win by Shikanda’s men and they will be abreast with Sofapaka. Simiyu, however, is still aware if the threat posed by the teams below them on the log.
”It is not over, we are a little safe but not completely safe. We need a lot of focus on the remaining matches so that we finish well too without much panic,” he adds.
Nzoia will next travel to Kariobangi Sharks for round 31, then welcome Tusker at the Sudi Stadium for their penultimate league fixture. They’ll then finish the season with Gor Mahia.